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Become a Certified Cyber Security Specialist

Start your training and become a Cyber Security Specialist in as little as 12 months.

Develop the skills that will help you counter cyber attacks and advance your career as a cybersecurity specialist. Begin cyber security training and gain competence and expertise in as little as 12 months. Acquire in-depth knowledge of cyber security that will add to your IT toolset offering a significant advantage in any technological field. Progress in a field that is projected to be in high demand in the future.

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Who Is a Cyber Security Specialist?

Our world has become reliant on modern technology for almost everything. But, as our interconnectedness grows, so do the chances for cyber criminals to steal, destroy, or disrupt our lives. Here is where cybersecurity specialists come in. The increase in cybercrime has increased the demand for cybersecurity professionals. Between 2020 and 2030, the job market in the cybersecurity industry is predicted to rise by 33%.

Cybersecurity professionals, also known as information security specialists or network security specialists, play a critical role in safeguarding the network and information systems of corporations and other organizations. They accomplish this through the detection, management, analysis, presentation, and response to cyber attacks, security threats, and other hostile activities.

In other words, they protect sensitive data and the business’s integrity and guarantee that the systems’ design and execution provide high network security solutions that defend against hackers, cyber attacks, and other potential dangers.

What Does a Cyber Security Specialist Do?

Cybersecurity professionals design and implement security audits and assessments for computer hardware and software systems. They ensure that the networks and computer systems are up to date, free of software flaws, function as they should, and are not vulnerable to cyber attacks. They continuously monitor security systems and networks for abnormalities and document and report such actions.

A Cybersecurity specialist’s job also includes designing firewalls and other security measures to ensure that information and proprietary networks adhere to the most recent security requirements. Among these job responsibilities, they also:

  • Identify the most efficient methods for securing IT infrastructure
  • Test security plans and defenses
  • Educate coworkers about security rules and recommended practices
  • Detect assaults or intrusions and take mitigating measures
  • Investigate new strategies employed by cyber criminals
  • Keep abreast of emerging trends, techniques, and processes for thwarting assaults

Attaining Cyber Security Specialist Training and Certifications (An Overview)

Online, Hybrid, and In-Person Cyber Security Certification Program Options Available.

ICOHS College will prepare each student with advanced training in cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation.

This course will cover the basics of computer infrastructure, hardware, software, and networking. You will also receive advanced training in cyber threats, information assurance, and digital crime investigation. This certificate helps prepare the student with attaining the necessary skills and testing vouchers to pass various industry certifications such as:

  • CompTIA A+
  • CompTIA Network+
  • CompTIA Cloud+
  • CompTIA CySA+
  • CompTIA Security+
  • CompTIA PenTest+
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Extended Deadline - Nov 28th

Are you a veteran who has exhausted your G.I. bill benefits and lost employment due to COVID-19?

Financial Assistance may be available to you through VRRAP (Veterans Rapid Retraining Assistance Program)
  • Up to 12 months of tuition and fees for high-demand career paths
  • Monthly housing allowance based on Post-9/11 GI Bill® rates

Industry Certifications

The Cyber Security Specialist Certification Program will prepare you for your career by attaining the necessary technical skills to pass various industry certifications such as:

Passing the CompTIA A+ exam demonstrates a core set of skills pertaining to information technology.

CompTIA A+ certified professionals are proven problem solvers. They support today’s core technologies from security to cloud to data management and more. CompTIA A+ is the industry standard for launching IT careers into today’s digital world. 

CompTIA Network+ tests your ability to securely establish, maintain and troubleshoot essential networks.

Unlike other vendor-specific networking certifications, CompTIA Network+ prepares candidates to support networks on any platform. CompTIA Network+ is the only certification that covers the specific skills that network professionals need.

CompTIA Security+ is the first security certification a candidate should earn. It establishes the core knowledge required of any cybersecurity role and provides a springboard to intermediate-level cybersecurity jobs.

Security+ incorporates best practices in hands-on troubleshooting, ensuring candidates have practical security problem-solving skills

CompTIA PenTest+ is for cybersecurity professionals tasked with penetration testing and vulnerability management.

PenTest+ assesses the most up-to-date penetration testing, and vulnerability assessment and management skills necessary to determine the resiliency of the network against attacks.

CompTIA Cloud+ is a global certification that validates the skills needed to deploy and automate secure cloud environments that support the high availability of business systems and data.

CompTIA Cloud+ is the only performance-based IT certification that views cloud-based infrastructure services in the context of broader IT systems operations regardless of the platform. Migrating to the cloud presents opportunities to deploy, optimize, and protect mission critical applications and data storage.

CompTIA Cybersecurity Analyst (CySA+) is an IT workforce certification that applies behavioral analytics to networks and devices to prevent, detect and combat cybersecurity threats through continuous security monitoring.

  • Leverage intelligence and threat detection techniques
  • Analyze and interpret data
  • Identify and address vulnerabilities
  • Suggest preventative measures
  • Effectively respond to and recover from incidents

Program Courses

Code Program Courses Clock Hours Lecture Hours Lab Hours
ITF 100
IT Fundamentals
PC 101
PC Hardware
PC 102
PC Software
Net 101
Intro to Networking
Net 102
Advanced Networking Concepts
CD 101
Career Development
SP 101
Security Professional
CLD 101
Cloud Administration
CSA 102
Cybersecurity Analyst
PEN 101
Penetration Testing Fundamentals


(In-person & Online)

AM Schedule

Tuesday – Thursday

9:30 AM – 4:00 PM

PM Schedule

Monday – Thursday

5:45 PM – 10:15 PM

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of on campus Lab work

(Online Only)

Most Flexible Schedule

The theoretical, lecture, online lab functions, and lab simulators are online. This allows remote students, or those who need the most schedule flexibility to complete assignments by their weekly deadlines. The program sets attainable learning objectives for students and outlines explicit deadlines for reading assignments, quizzes, labs, and other assignments.

  • 2 days of online lectures
  • 1 day of virtual lab work
  • 2 instructor meetings per week

*Course schedule subject to availability. ICOHS College is a Clock Hour school, and ability to complete the program is based heavily on attendance (online or in person). Students are expected to attend a minimum 80% of course hours to pass each class and graduate.

Cyber Security Specialist

After completing our Cyber Security Specialist training, students will be able to pursue various careers in the Cyber Security Industry. Certificate holders may choose to work in an office environment managing system software or work independently.

Possible Career Outcomes Include:

*Please note that these are national averages conducted by a third-party, and may not equate to the average for an ICOHS College graduate.

Is Cyber Security Specialist a good career?

"Employment in computer and information technology occupations is projected to grow 13 percent from 2020 to 2030, faster than the average for all occupations. These occupations are projected to add about 667,600 new jobs. Demand for these workers will stem from greater emphasis on cloud computing, the collection and storage of big data, and information security."


ICOHS College offers lifetime job assistance. We offer our students resume and cover letter review and support, mock interviews, and access to our list of partners and companies that want to hire them! So regardless of how long ago a student has graduated, they can always return to ICOHS College for job assistance.

Although we cannot guarantee a job, as the actual interview and determination are up to the employer, we will support them throughout the process.

Our Career Services team is constantly in contact with businesses that are looking for new staff. We send out timely email notices of internships and openings, and we help you prepare for your application!

At any time during and after your program, you can send us your resume and cover letter for feedback and editing, and we will always make time to do mock interviews and train you to get the job you want.

Note: Self- employment is a common vocational objective after completion of this program.


Absolutely! At ICOHS College, we believe in providing ongoing support to our graduates. Even after completing your studies, you can return to us for job assistance and career guidance. Our lifetime job placement assistance ensures that you have access to our Career Portal and the dedicated support of our Career Services Coordinator whenever you need it. We are here to help you navigate your career path, whether seeking new opportunities, advancing in your current field, or exploring different industries. Your success is important to us, and we are committed to supporting you throughout your professional life.

Completing the Cyber Security Specialist program opens up a wide range of career opportunities in the field of cybersecurity. Here are some potential career paths that you can explore:

  • Information Security Analyst
  • Cyber Security Engineer
  • Penetration Tester

These are just a few examples of the diverse career opportunities available in cybersecurity. With the increasing demand for skilled cybersecurity professionals, completing the Cyber Security Specialist program can open doors to a rewarding and dynamic career path.

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